Writing

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make." - Truman Capote

Queens offers a variety of writing workshops, taught by experts in this area of study. From poetry and memoir writing, to creative writing and magazine writing, we have a course for you. We also provide venues to hear from experienced and accomplished writers and to have your manuscript reviewed by experts in the field. Stay on top of the latest trends in writing by enrolling in one of our offerings today!

Click on the program titles below to learn more. Courses not currently being offered will allow you to sign up to alert us of your interest. 

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**We are happy to provide a 10% discount to current Queens students, alumni, and Senior Scholars for many continuing education programs. (Queens alumni are graduates who obtained their degree from Queens University of Charlotte.) Certain programs do not apply, including Financial Planning. Contact continuinged@queens.edu for more details.**

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Poetry Writing for Beginners, with Tony Abbott

In this workshop with Tony Abbott covers the basic tools and techniques every poet needs Read More


Poetry Writing: Tools of the Craft, with Terri Wolfe

If you have the desire to write poetry and to do it well, this class is for you! While it is targeted at the beginner level, all levels are welcome.  Read More


Writing - Write a Novel in a Month, with Susan Woodring

It is possible to draft an entire novel in a month! In this course, students and instructor will participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) together. Read More


Writing - Every Picture Holds a Story, with Maureen Ryan Griffin

Come explore the use of visual images as a means to create powerful fiction, non-fiction, and/or poetry and learn foolproof methods for capturing treasured family stories.  Read More


Writing - Delicious Memories, with Maureen Ryan Griffin

We'll explore our connections with food as we write of when, where, what, with whom, how - and even why - we ate! Read More


Writing – Introduction to Creative Writing II, with Terri Wolfe

Have you wished for a more creative life? Is there a writer inside of you waiting to get out? Join us for an eight-week exploration of creative writing. Read More


Writing – Memoir Writing, with Gilda Morina Syverson

In this highly individualized critique class, we will be read and revise stories that you have already begun to write. Former students have been published, accepted in Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) programs, and crafted stories for family members now and in the future. Read More


Writing – Spinning Words into Gold, with Maureen Ryan Griffin

This class will jumpstart your writing life and provide the tools to keep your words flowing. Learn specific techniques and exercises to create nonfiction, poetry and/or fiction as we tap into the Who's, Why's, When's, Where's, What's and How's of writing. Read More

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